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to keep their health insurance, yes, you can. and the following 3 1/2 years, mr. obama and administration officials repeated this promise. so many times that the white house website, white house.gov now has 102,000 matches for the words, quote, you can keep your insurance, unquote. this week, president obama went to boston on the same day health and human services secretary appeared on capitol hill. the obama mission, a 9/11 emergency rescue of obama care after its disastrous october rollout. the tactic, defend and attack. broke out concerning 10 million americans who have health coverage under individual or small group plans. they are getting notice from insurance companies that obama care regulations mean that when it comes to keeping their current plans, no, they can't. white house spokesman is already elastsizing, adding a triple x sized caveat. the canceled plans were substandard and the new mandatory often costlier plans will be better. once the exchange website works, that is. the secretary apologized for the faulty website, but not the mass cancellation. house energy and commerce
regularly do. >> i have to ask you, does obama care mandate that insurance companies change their plans to meet certain standards? >> yes, it brings it up, but we grandfathered in all of the pre-existing plans. if you want to change plans or buy a new car you have to meet safety rules. >> but your grandfathering is so narrow. >> it's not. >> let me give you an example. if an insurance company changes by more than $5, it's no longer grandfathered in. >> yeah, that's a big change. you have to ask the question how many planks do you change in a boat before it's a different boat. we had a plan, we argued about it. >> you didn't tell the american people. >> no we, did. we grandfathered in the plans. >> you say if it's in effect to march of 2010, it's grandfathered in. >> i didn't hear the mention of grandfathered in those promises. >> the grandfather provision written in the law itself was too narrow and frankly they wrote a regulation intentionally trying to get people out of the market. they want them to go into the market. >> the insurance company -- >> they tricked people into the exchan
there lost insurance. >> but the so-called architect of obama care, dr. emanuel, is now defending the president's repeated insistence that americans would be able to keep their health plans if they wanted to. he's now blaming insurance companies for acting unexpectedly and dropping plans that do not comply with new mandatory minimum standards. >> passed the law, we said any plan that existed before the date the law was passed would be grandfathered in unless lots of changes were made. now, you know, we have to imagine obama care not against a blank slate but what against insurance companies regularly do. >> now, david axelrod the white house senior adviser in the initial debates over obama care said it would be a huge mistake to define the entire affordable care act by the website debacle alone. >> peter, live in washington. thank you. eric? >> jamie, to the middle east now where secretary of state john kerry is in egypt, trying to mend fences after that country's foreign minister called relations with the u.s. in turmoil. it's mr. kerry's first visit to the nation since the ousti
. okay. all in the family. >> barack is not the only obama to promise you can keep your insurance. first lady, michelle obama, was secretary at her side, made the same claim to leaders of women's groups at the white house, quote, if you already have insurance and it seems there are a lot of people who are worried that they will lose what they have under this plan, but under this plan, if you already have insurance, you are set. nothing changes. you keep your insurance. you keep your doctors, unquote. >> question, how could the white house staff from the chief of staff to the junior speech writers let the president and first lady put their credibility on the line with these false claims? >> . >> you got your doctor, you got your plan, you are not involved. help people who need it and most of doesn't tri said okay, we'll go along with that. >> it's true for 95% of people. and 95% -- >> the 5% are millions of people. >> and they will get a better deal. >> according to eleanor. >> according to eleanor and chris and the affordable care act. >> let's try this. okay, promises promises.
. [applause] president obama said it over again. if you like your insurance plan you could keep it. the health care act will not change that. millions of americans who are buying limited coverage are receiving letters after all. the president's response. >> if you're getting one of these letters shop around in the new marketplace. you will get a better deal. >> a lot requires that health insurance not cover hospital, maternity, mental health, and prescription drugs. >> if insurers decided is a lawgrade we said under the you have to replace them with quality, conference of coverage. to thenot tell that american people to begin with? wrecks that is a good question. of good questions. i do not think there is an answer. it obviously was not true. that is it. why put yourself behind the all like this? wrecks it was a campaign and a good slogan for the campaign. for 97% of people it is true but it is not for the three percent and we are hearing from them and it is a big embarrassment for the white house. >> when did he know it was not true? that goes to the larger question about the quality control
insurance but there is one group of people who tend to be gung-ho for anything obama and that is celebrities. >> if you need help in chance you can find affordable coverage of the new health-insurance marketplace heathcare.gov. john: she recorded that along with a bunch of other celebrities. whether she regrets and not, the point is that this a ministration has been very successful at getting celebrities to endorse his policy. the reason they step do this kind of stuff, salaries are especially useful because obamacare really needs jen people to sign up for it to work . >> turning out young people is crucial to make this law work. that is with the obama administration says. there numbers shows in order for this lot to really work and be sustainable in need about two half-million young and relatively healthy people to sign up for exchanges in thee3 first year. the reason they need that is because these same people, by paying more and by not using very much of care will balance out the premiums and create a broader risk pool that will -- john: cover the people like me who are much more likely t
that is not the law doing it. that is the insurance company deciding for business reasons. >> but, doctor, the obama law demands that the insurance companies change their plans. >> let's get to what happens in the individual market. first of all, i want to say the president takes very seriously, and they he said over -- and this he said over when i was working with him. when we pass the law, we said any plan that existed before the date the law was passed would be grandfathered in unless lots of changes were made. we have to imagine obamacare not against a blank slate but against what insurance companies regularly do -- >> i have to ask you, does obamacare mandate that insurance companies change their plans to meet certain standards? >> yes, it brings it up. we grandfathered in all the preexisting plans. if you want to change plans or you want to buy a new car, you have to meet safety standards. that was the rule. >> wait a minute. your grandfathering is so narrow -- >> it is not so narrow. >> let me give an example. if an insurance company change the co-pay by more than $5 over the course of the th
beyond the insurance. >> yes, absolutely yes. >> all right. k.g., keep it here in set, in studio. obama care website rollout has been a disaster. is this what they had up their sleeve the whole time? >> like this was a means to an end because umt mayly they wanted to push everybody out of their policies, they promised. okay, a big fat lie that you could keep your insurance. you like your insurance, you can keep it, lie. >> period. >> period. >> no, now you can't keep your own policy. they want to force you into a situation where everybody is going to have this government-run health care. i think it's obvious that's the path. they're tell you that's what they intend. >> president obama, harry reid, nancy pelosi, the leadership basically saying, we're for single payer. are you? >> no, but i must say that if you are, you know, at the moment the house of representatives one of these tea party people who is so down on obama care, i think that's where you're driving the whole conversation because they don't have any reasonableal terp tive so they are pushing america towards a single payer sys
that is our show. see you next week. ♪ >>> think if you have insurance from your work obama care won't hit you? well, why wouldn't you? >> if your employer provides you health insurance on the job, nobody is talking about messing with that. >> so no problem for workers getting coverage from employers, right? wrong. fox confirming a report revealing the law actually expects 66% of small business plans and 45% of large company plans to get hit by obama care. that could mean up to 93 million americans may get cancellation letters. are you one of them? hi, everyone. i'm brenda buttner. this is "bulls and bears." let's get right to it. here they are. the bulls and bears this week, we have gary b. smith, tracy byrnes, jonas max ferris, john layfield and bernard whitman. welcome to everybody. gary b., another broken promise? >> absolutely, brenda. the only word i can think of that describes this is despicable. one, you know, as you pointed out right at the top, it's not going to, you know, five million, 10 million people. the number as you pointed out is over 90 million people. that's o
insurance. president obama weighs in today for terry mcauliffe. obama joins former secretary of state hillary clinton who have lent a hand this week. cnn's erin mcpike. >> reporter: the virginia's governor's race is always an off-year election. i wanted's always the year before the midterm election. so political watchers on both sides of the aisle pay close attention for what kinds of trends it can show them leading into the midterm elections. right now, democrats are hammering republicans. take a listen to what president obama said earlier today when he was trying to link ken cuccinelli to all republicans for the shut down. >> you've seen an e treem faction of the republican party that has been shown again and again and again that they're willing to hijack the entire party and the country and the economy and grind progress to absolute halt if they don't get a hundred percent of what they want. now this snts just speculation. we just saw it last month. here, in virginia, you felt the pain of the first government shutdown in 17 years. >> now, what's interesting about president obama's
and trash obama care instead of making sure their citizens got insurance. we had a governor, arnold schwarzenegger, who said we're going to step up and do right by our citizens. we built a system. we focused and showed what we can do. kathleen sebelius is a very good reader. >> there's so many people, several million people, are being notified that their private insurance policies will be cancelled at the end of the year because those policies do not comply with the law. president obama has promised that if you like your plan, you can keep your plan. what happens to all those people now that they realize they can't keep their plan? >> in california there's 900,000 getting those notes. 300,000 will get a financial leg up to reduce their costs. 600,000 won't get subsidies. before today they would have been locked into their health plan. now they can pick between different health plans. every health plan will have benefits they will rely on. today, you aren't sure. you have insurance that you might not be covered when you need it. >> are the new plans really comparable? the law mandate
an apology, and she told the committee to hold her accountable for the obama care failure. while insisting that the president did not lie when he repeatedly told americans they could keep their health care insurance if they liked it. but when pressed on whether the president was ultimately responsible for the law's failures, she got visibly agitated, tersely saying, quote, whatever. yes. he is the president. fox news chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel on capitol hill tonight with our report. >> reporter: lou, kathleen sebelius defended the rollout of the president's health care law but said ultimately she is accountable. >> i am as frustrated and angry as anyone with the flawed launch of healthcare.gov. so let me say directly to these americans, you deserve better. i apologize. >> reporter: chairman fred upton accused sebelius and others of false advertising prior to the healthcare.gov launch. >> over the months leading up to october 1 launch, the secretary and her colleagues at hhs repeatedly looked us in the eye and testified that everything was on track. >> reporter: after a
has good health insurance. >> it's a little early to say obama care is totally sunk. we don't know how many people are going to sign up. we need 7 million healthy young americans to sign up to this program, and we will probably know fairly late in the six-month process because young people are not the people who sign up in the very beginning. they're young, after all. they think they're invincible, they'll take their time and shop around. this website is a disaster, but to say obama care the policy has failed, we can't say that. if enough young people don't sign up to make this financially viable, then you have a serious problem. but we can't make that call right now. >> can't we say that, in fact, it's not true? if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor, if you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan, the premiums won't go up. these are things that already are not the case. >> no, no, we can say in a small cohort who got bad substandard health care policies after the law went into effect that they will have to transition to other policies. i know somethi
offline for maintenance tonight in about an hour. that's the website used to sign up for insurance under president obama's health care laup. the department of health and human services said it will be down 9 o'clock eastern to sunday night at 9. people can sign up for insurance over the phone. >> metrologist dave warren. we have a big event happening tomorrow morning. this is a past eclipse. that's the shadow of the moon on the earth's surface. the agreesest eclips off the coast of africa. you'll see a scene like that there. there's an area along the north-east coast at sunrise, a partial eclipse, briefly seeing the moon in front of the sun. having a good view of that with the cloud showing - clouds off the coast, skies will be clear. it will be chilly tomorrow when you wake up and the sun will come up an hour earlier thanks to the time change. sunrise about 6:30, turn the clocks back. it will be clear but cold. the solar eclipse will end. 30 minutes when you get the shadow. don't look at the sun. use caution, use a solar filter and welder glasses if you have them, or build a pinhole vie
. the answer is no one who has employer insurance. the minimum standard set under obama care is less generous than virtually any employer insurance today. very few people with employer insurance will have to buy up. however that, standard is set to about the midpoint of the existing individual insurance market. so about half of the people with individual insurance, about 2% to 3% of americans will have to buy up. these are people with plans which, for example, say if you go to the hospital, pay $500 a day and you pay the rest. that's not real insurance. we're asking them to buy up. i think that's a good request. >> what about some states? let's look at kentucky, for example. setting up their own health care exchanges, finding much greater success. does the success of this federal program hinge on getting more support from the states? >> i believe it does in one critical respect. that's the medicaid expansions. we can't emphasize this enough, alex. the absolute political malpractice that's being pursued by governors and states that will not expand their medicaid programs. let's be clear here.
the obama administration and the democratic party appeaplectic, t insurance is scared because of the individual mandate because the result will be to tear up their business model as you know and tear up profits. we're looking at the prospect here, if there isn't careful reasoning and a careful understanding amongst everyone here about a direction to head toward that we're talking about one-sixth of the economy that is now vulnerable because a bsite, as the president put it, didn't work because obama care itself is built now on what we see as a very, very faulty assumption and presumption because of the mandate that young people are going to sign up for health they typically do not need. these risks are very high. where are the republicans headed now, and what is the course you all will follow? >> well, we are going to continue to get to the bottom of this. you know, you pointed out one major issue here, and the cybersecurity issue, as you heard, that we're very concerned about that. you know, there are americans who are managing to get onto the website at this point at some ti
is about to change in your insurance. if you are not signing up for a new obama care policy, what it could mean for you. and then three tricks to help you run better. but first, we have been investigating the impact of prescription drug overdoses in america for sometime on this program, and somebody dies every 19 minutes in this country because of such an overdose and today we want to talk about a medicine that some people say could stop the epidemic, but only if we get it in the hands of more people, not just doctors but average people as well. it's controversial. you are about to see the incredible video showing how it might work. what you are looking at is pretty shocking. a heroin addict overdosing. her name is liz. she has been using drugs since she was 11. today she is 29. adam and louise were both with her that night in august, and they both volunteered with a program that provides clean needles and other assistance to addic addicts. >> she seemed to be pretty unresponsive and we were noticing blueing of the lips and lack of oxygen and her breathing became shallow. >> once they were
they were 26. now that their parents don't have insurance, they have to buy. under obama care -- >> do they feel they need health care? >> some of them do. it's mainly for a rainy day like the catastrophe plans and type of regulations for the high-cost plans they don't need is too expensive for them. >> vicki, you shocked me yesterday. yesterday i was talking to you. you were at work and you said you lost your health care. >> i did. talk to me. >> well, i am a widow. i'm a low income. i cannot afford to pay close to $800 a month for health inshirns. >> 800? >> close to 800. >> you said your proposed one went up 25%? >> around 25%, 30%. that's to me with a child it is a lot. i have to pay rent. you know? i mean, $800, it's just a lot of money. >> you voted for obama? >> i did. thinking that he would be doing this wonderful things but it is not working out for me. >> what are you going to do? >> i don't know. i had to first of all i'm literal coming to this thing of obama care and the health market. i have no clue. i need someone to sit with me and show me step by step. >> yeah. >> what
insurance. >> the mess in the system p obama care is they may sour the public on anything on the internet, even things working in the private sector. >> david, i think that public is smarter than this. there are two elements that you need for a real health care revolution. one is to bring in all the entrepreneurs to satisfy this growing demand for better and cheaper health care. the second thing you need is price trans carnes si. as oz.out when you get that you get lasiks dropping tenfold over ten years. you can get your own gene sequenced anywhere from $100 to $2,000 today. we're on the cusp of an extraordinary revolution. if we only had price transparency and entrepreneurs coming in, i think that even expensive oncology treatments, to rick unger's point, would drop a lot. >> sabrina, it's just the opposite in the public sector. the higher the prices become, right? >> right. and look, the government has been involved increasingly, both republicans and democrats, for over four decades with the health care system which is why we haven't been able to see some of the market proposals actuall
-- from massachusetts is weighing in on the battle from obamacare and he zeroed in on president obama's campaign promise. listen. >> he told people they could keep their insurance and that was not the truth. whether you like the model of obamacare or not, the fact that the president sold it on a basis that was not true has undermind the foundation of his second term. i think it is rotting it away. the only way he can rebuild credibility is to work with republicans and democrats and try and rebuild a foundation. >> that troubled health care .gov website is back up and running after an over night shutdown for repairs that had a rocky rollout. meantime congress still wants answers about the flawed website and about how many people have been able to successfully enroll in obamacare. a top presidential advisor says the numbers won't be that great for the first month. >> our goal is to get as many people done as possible. i can promise you the first enrollment numbers which was released later this month are not going to be what we want them to be. we take responsibility for that and take r
insurance and contemplating instead paying less, obviously they will be more cautious. i think the fact that obama care has been a fiasco, a disaster of poor planning and incredibly poor executive leadership, is even more important. it tells people we can't have confident in the people running the government of this country. that has much more to do with shopping in the holiday season than the difference in the premiums. people are scared by it. >> but christm shopping sales, ben. >> yes. it will affect holiday shopping sales, it will. >> has there been any polling on this? i'm sorry to ask the question. there any polling on this? >> on what? >> how do we know any of this? listen, we have a lousy economy. we all -- >> so you're saying you know for a fact that people are -- >> well, people know that -- >> the u.s. retail federation says this will be the weakest -- it's not they are great einsteins, but the weakest season in five years. >> we have a lousy economy. we have a president that wants to raise taxes. obama care, the one thing good for the economy, it's hard to implement. >> what
the administration's own very serious mistakes. as rovner reported, obama's people naively figured republican states couldn't resist all that cash coming down from the federal government and would decide to create their own insurance exchanges and expand their medicaid programs. not so. republicans, it seems, have their principles, and health care for poor people is not one of them. ideology trumped money. republicans aside, obama care had its own built-in problem, born of original sin. and some of us have to resist the temptation to say, "we told you so"! four years ago we said the public option in health care, a kind of medicare for all, would be easier to launch and simpler to operate than the rube goldberg contraption that came to be known as obama care. rube goldberg, for those of you under a certain age, was the fellow who designed machines that made simple tasks much more complicated. back in 2009, when obama first became president, polls showed the public option was a popular idea. lots of americans were fed up with paying bloated premiums to giant insurance companies that charged us for the
to be the hardest person going up against president obama. not necessarily someone looking to get answers about something that is affecting the american people. if you want to hold a congressional hearing, i would like to see you bring in the insurance companies and ask them while they are price gouging, the american people in light of obama care. i want to know why it cost so much money for aspirin in hospitals. those things impact more people than what he is trying to do. i'm not trying to say that down play what happened in benghazi. but if he is so upset about things that hurt american people, i can give him about ten things he can bring in front of congress and talk about. more so than the same talking upon the of what happened in benghazi. to me this is something -- >> let me till you this. lindhy graham is not part of the committees that have oversight over health and human services. he is in foreign relations. he is a military guy, senate armed services guy. that's what he has jurisdiction over. he's not the one that can subpoena somebody like kathleen sebelius. >> lindsay graham, too,
and border security subcommittee. congressman, great to have you with us. let's start with, if we may, obama care. this president lied. his administration lied. and persisted over a period of more than three years in maintaining the fiction that people could keep their insurance plans if they chose. your reaction? >> well, i hate it for my fellow citizens, but there were lots of voices warning that what he was saying was just not going to be a true or a lie or mendacious or whatever synonym you want to use. and that's not the only mischaracterization. your premiums are going to be higher, and your coverage is going to be worse. you would think at a certain point, politics aside, that people would get tired to by being lied to by people in positions of power whether that's the president, the head of the nas, the attorney general, but we had an election a couple years ago, and the calls in part, he perpetrated this myth, he was re-elected. >> and speaking of myths being perpetrated and this administration responding in peculiar ways, marilyn tavvenner, the centers for medicaid and medicaid ser
're going to be kicked off their insurance plans because their current insurance does not comply with obama care than you have currently uninsured americans getting new coverage under obama care. that is troubling. >> also you talk about lost jobs and lower wages for americans, too. >> obama care is telling companies, companies, especially small businesses trying to comply with obama care so they're lowering their head count under 50 for a small business. they're lowering hours worked during the week to 30 hours. they have part-time workers. fascinating. if you look at the monthly jobs report, now we know that burst in the temporary jobs, even though the corporate mandate has been delayed, they're setting up -- companies are setting up to lower the head counts, lower the wages so they're not on the hook for covering as many people. >> setting up. we've had a number of guests on the show over the past couple of months, small business owners who are already doing that. that's troubling. >> this is a shocking number here. five. another penalty for marriage. >> right. more discouragement to go
insurance cancelled because it does not meet the standards of obama care. i liked my insurance, now i'm being forced to sign up for something that will be way more expensive. as a single mom self employed, i'm worried about how i'm going to pay my bills. i hope you have a mechanism to track who these people are. she's not eligible for other subsidies, but the costs are going to be driving her down. >> sir, again, i would suggest there is no requirement that any of those consumers sign up for a plan suggested by their company at a higher price. they have now options. >> but if a plan changes -- >> health underwriting, without preexisting conditions, with some guarantees around -- >> she's searching around and she can't find a plan she could afford. she can't find a plan she can afford. >> gentleman's time expired. gentleman from north carolina, mr. butterfield. >> mr. chairman, before my time begins, i have a parliamentary inquiry. >> go ahead. >> mr. chairman, i'm always sympathetic to committee decorum and i want to ask unanimous consent to display the democratic twitter handle. >> g
the obama white house knowing it would hurt joe biden. >>> when we come back, all those stories about all those people losing their health insurance. are the media oversimplifying the issues? >>> and later, we'll sit down with barbara walters and find out what she really thinks about her old abc show, 202037 elf. and better is so easy with benefiber. fiber that's taste-free, grit-free and dissolves completely. so you can feel free to add it to anything. and feel better about doing it. better it with benefiber. ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] with five perfectly sweetened whole grains... you can't help but see the good. whole grains... could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. everybody knows that. well, did you know that when a tree falls in the forest and no one's around, it does make a sound? ohhh...ohhh...oh boy! i'm falling. everybody look out! ahhhhh...ugh. little help here. geico. fifteen minutes could save you...well, you know. anybody? . >>> interesting piece in politico saying despite the obama care screw-ups, there has been a calculated sabotage of republicans by eve
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insurance cross state leans and open up all of the lines and get less costly insurance and they can compete. right now it is selling insurance in georgia and south carolina and everybody is competing and prices are getting better. >> let me ask you. yes or no. in five years, will obama care have made health care better or worse. >> i honestly don't know. i would say no change. >> doctor, dr. boon is the only one that read the bill. and based on what i know it will make it worse. one thing i want to preserve. i love my patients and be a doctor. you have to maintain the doctor/patient relationship and i am not sure the bill will allow that. >> i read the bill and it took me 19 hours and it will crash the system and be the worst nightmare. and i feel like i love mi family and patients, i came here because i want to cope my patients. >> your patients are fortunate to have you. it breaks my heart that doctors are leaving the profession after all of the training and commitment and dedication not because of not loving medicine and patients, but because they can't make the business end of it work.
used to enrol president obama's heath care program will be down for maintenance. healthcare.gov will be offline from now until sunday morning at 9 eastern. people can sign up for insurance over the phone. >> those are the headlines. "america tonight" is up next. you can always find us online at aljazeera.com. have a good night. ♪ >> got evening i'm joie chen welcome to "america tonight sex th" theweekend edition. we have did h dedicated our attn to sexual assault on campus. there is the repeated belief that campus rape is often the miscommunications and allegations that result to murky he said she said. ttonight we have us visit oxidel campus in california. for some reason it's impossible for law enforcement and school officals to adjudicate. >> rape is rape, not misunderstanding. sometimes by students that prey on fellow students and get it awith it time and time again. our report on the serial rape of the from our correspondent. oxidental college in los angeles. private and pricey is known for it's commitment to social justice. it's more striking that this campus is ri r
are going into medicaid expansion and the pool is shrinking and in which case the danger is the obama care pool becomes a high-risk pool with very -- >> there are plenty of young people who fit in above the medicare and who would go into the insurance exchange. this is an important issue newt is raising. it's something we have to monitor but looks like young people are very interested in the exchanges, so -- >> go ahead. >> i was going to say, what elected officials heard -- and i'm sure yo did, too, we want what you got. that's basically what we're trying to do here. the 8 million federal employees in the federal plan are the reason why members of congress could get a private insurance package that was good coverage at a reasonable cost because we were pooled with the other 8 million federal employees. so creating these pools -- when the young people get in there, we got to get them in there and create the competitiveness that happens when you pull people like that. >> hope and change that it will play out next year. i want to thank you for coming. good to see you again. >> thank you. >>>
insurance policy has been canceled. >> we're talking about, you know, and you taukd earlier about the lack of republican alternative to this. i think part of it is what obama care essentially is is what the republican alternative used to be. back in the clinton days, when clinton was pushing for national health care, you had this sort of heritage foundation conservative think tank plan floating around that said, hey, we like the way president clinton is trying to get the universe coverage here is. here is another way. it maintains the private system. the only way to maintain the private system is have this mandate this thing that compels the individual, whether they want it or not, to buy health insurance. i think the -- seems to me the jam that republicans are in is if you're going to be against obama care because there is a mandate and don't want the mandate and against single payer, which i haven't seen the republican come out for that, there really is no feasible alternative you can propose that will get you to affordable universal health insurance. >> right. >> it is the defense of th
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